I saw my gp this week requesting a raise in my levothyroxine. I've come back feeling rather cross.
He said it's a myth that starting Levo will reduce fatigue symptoms, that in most cases it doesn't. Basically he seemed to be saying that fatigue isn't really a symptom of underactive thyroid.
he also made me cross because he saw a copy of 'understanding thyroid disorders' by Dr Toft in my bag & said in a quite sarcastic voice 'oh, you'll know more than me about it all soon then' . I very nearly replied 'it seems I already do'.
Next he reassured me that I could have another thyroid blood test to see if my levels had returned to 'normal', if they aren't it's because my thyroid is continuing to fail not because he has prescribed me such a lose dose in the first place (25mcg).
Anyway I also asked about being tested for ferritin, folate, vitd, b12 as I had read that they are often low in people with hypothyroidism. He said no there is no link. Went off on one about everyone's d level would be low at this time of year because you don't get vit d from the food you eat but the sun. ( Obviously he has decided I am an imbecile with no knowledge whatsoever.) He also stated saying well you should have been taking bit d sups when you were breastfeeding (i was). I think he may have put me firmly in the 'out there' category as I was still breastfeeding my boy when he was over two years old (shock, horror!).
Anyone know of any good research links I can show him regarding low ferritin, b12 etc?
He instead said he would test me for type 1 diabetes & coeliac disease. He seems insistent that my symptoms are not thyroid related even though my bloods & thyroid scan show otherwise.
Help me try to educate my gp please before I cut my loses & switch to another.